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Casey Glacier

Casey Glacier (The name as it would appear in a gazetteer)

Casey Glacier  (The name as it would appear on a map)

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Gazetteer of the British Antarctic Territory Id 108104

Feature type: Glacier


This name originates from United Kingdom. It is part of the Gazetteer of the British Antarctic Territory and the SCAR Composite Gazetteer of Antarctica.

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flowing N then NE from Hogmanay Pass into Casey Inlet, Wilkins Coast, was photographed from the air by Wilkins on 20 December 1928 (Wilkins, 1929, Fig. 28, p.367). Wilkins applied the name Casey Channel, after the then Major R.G. Casey (Cape Casey, q.v.), to what he described as a channel filled with ice grounded below sea level and separating Graham Land (now Palmer Land, q.v.) from Scripps Island (now Scripps Heights, q.v.) to the S, in c. 69 40'S 65 00'W (Wilkins, 1929, p.367, 376 and map facing p.374; BA, 1930, p.87; chart 3175, 7.vii.1933). Canal Casey (Zimmermann, 1930, map p.347). Casey Kanalen (Aagaard, 1930, end map). Although the feature could not be recognized from Wilkins' photograph, Joerg used the name Casey Glacier for the feature in its correct relation to Lurabee Channel (now Lurabee Glacier, q.v.) according to Wilkins' description, and this usage came to be accepted with adjustment of co-ordinates (Joerg, 1937, map facing p.444; APC, 1955, p.7; DCS 601 sheets 68 62, 68 64, 69 62, 69 64; DOS 610 sheets W 68 62, 68 64, 69 62, 69 64; USGS sketch map Palmer Land (North Part), 1979). Casey Tal (Germany. OK chart 1061, 1938). The glacier was surveyed from the ground by USAS in 1940. The name Casey Glacier was shown in error in 69 55'S 63 10'W, and the name Casey Strait in error in 69 30'S 63 55'W for what is now Bingham Glacier (q.v.) (USHO chart 5411, 1940). Canal de Casey (Vila Labra, 1947, map p.203). Glaciar Casey (Chile. DNH chart LIII, 1947; IHA, 1974, p.68). The glacier was further surveyed by FIDS from "Stonington Island" in 1947 and 1957-62. Casey-Kanal, referring to Wilkins' original naming (Kosack, 1955a, p.214). Casey Gletsjer, Casey Kanaal (Knapp, 1958, p.570). Lednik Keysi (Soviet Union. MMF chart, 1961).

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69° 00' 00.0" S
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63° 50' 00.0" W
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Not recorded
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